Pendik Hızlı Tren İstasyonu

How to Get to High Speed Train in Istanbul?

High speed train to Ankara has opened. But Pendik is far away from city center. Direct access with one public transport service is not possible from most of the major regions in Istanbul. And there are many different combinations. Therefore you have to decide which way to chose from several alternatives.

Here are simplest ways to go to Pendik High Speed Train Station by public transport from major regions of Istanbul:

Last update: December 2016

How to Reach High Speed Train. Illustration: Rail Turkey

Atatürk Airport

Underground

No risk of traffic jam, frequent departures. Travel time less than 1:30 hour. Service between 06:00-24:00.

  • Go to Yenikapi Station (last stop) by M1 metro (35 min)
  • Go to Ayrilikcesmesi Station (last stop) by Marmaray (12 min)
  • Go to Pendik Station by M4 metro (36 min)
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by minibus  (5 min, click for route)

By sea

Low risk of traffic jam. Limited departures.

  • Otobüs ile (YH-1) Bakırköy Deniz Otobüsü İskelesi’ne gidin
  • Deniz otobüsü ile Bostancı’ya gidin
  • Otobüs ile (16D, 222) Pendik İstasyonu’na gidin

Taksim

Underground

No risk of traffic jam, frequent departures. Travel time slightly over 1 hour. Service between 06:00-24:00,

  • Go to Yenikapi Station (last stop) by M2 metro (8 min)
  • Go to Ayrilikcesmesi Station (last stop) by Marmaray (12 min)
  • Go to Pendik Station by M4 metro (36 min)
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by minibus  (5 min, click for route)

Through Bosphorus Bridge

High risk of traffic jam:

  • Go to Mecidiyeköy by bus or metro (M2)
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by bus (251)

Sultanahmet

Underground

No risk of traffic jam, frequent departures. Travel time is about 1 hour. Service between 06:00-24:00.

  • Go to Sirkeci Station by T1 tram (or walk)
  • Go to Ayrilikcesmesi Station (last stop) by Marmaray (8 min)
  • Go to Pendik Station by M4 metro (36 min)
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by minibus  (5 min, click for route)

Overground

Risk of traffic jam.

  • Go to Sirkeci Station by T1 tram (or walk)
  • Go to Kadikoy by ferry
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by bus (16D, 222)

Kadıköy

Underground

No risk of traffic jam, frequent departures. Travel time is less than 1 hour. Service between 06:00-24:00.

  • Go to Pendik Station by M4 metro (38 min)
  • Go to Pendik Train Station by minibus  (5 min, click for route)

No interchange

Low risk of traffic jam.

  • Go to Pendik Train Station by bus (16D, 222)

Sabiha Gökçen Airport

By bus

  • Go to Pendik Train Station by bus (132H)

By taxi

  • Take a taxi. Pay about 35 TL (2016 prices) for 15 km, arrive in 15 minutes

Cover Photo: Onur Uysal

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15 thoughts on “How to Get to High Speed Train in Istanbul?

    1. M1 is now connected to Marmaray. So, for alternative 2 of Ataturk Airport, instead of bus, you can take M1 to Yenikapi. Less than 1 hour to Ayrilikcesmesi from airport. The last step by bus may take up to 1 hour depending on the traffic.

  1. Hi,
    Can anyone advise as to what the time taken would be for Alternatives 1 and 2 from both Taksim and Sultanahmet?

    I need to get to Eskisehir from Taksim/Sultanahmet, which is a better option, bus or high speed train? Even if a little more expensive, I would like to take the option that takes less time as I’m only spending 2 days in Turkey and don’t want to spend much time on travel. Thank you very much in advance for all your help.

    Best regards,
    Sandeep

  2. the fastest way no matter how traffic is, using marmaray (sirkeci-ayrilikcesmesi) + metro (ayrilikcesmesi-kartal) and bus (kartal-pendik).. if you pass bridge by bus, travel time is totally unknown..

  3. Hello.

    I plan on taking the high speed train to Eskisehir. Which bus is it from Kartal to Pendik? Any other information about the bus system would be helpful also.

    Keith

  4. Hello,

    I read it somewhere that PENDIK AND kAYNARCA Stations are already in operation on Metro line M4 . And it’s only a 10 minutes ride by taxi from Kaynarca station to Sabiha Gökçen Airport. Is this really true?

    1. Could you tell me if there is a bus from Kartal Metro station to S. Gokcen Airport (and how long is it in operation on Saturdays)?
      If there is no bus, can I get a taxi to Gokcen Airport and what would it cost from Kartal?

      Thank you

  5. Can one take a high speed train from Ataturk Airport to to Sabiha Gökçen l . Or what is the best way to travel?

  6. I just love “running around” in Turkey and book as I go along. I am fortunate to have a sister in Istanbul. Have not used the YHT yet, so eager to go out to Ankara from Pendik. I also fly to Sabiha lately as it is a lot easier to get to my sister and to get to other cities in Turkey. Used the long distance bus services to different cities as I did not explore YHT option. Should be doing a lot more travelling in Turkey now if YHT prices are good.

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